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1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant. A slender, choleric man. She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her unadorned golden tresses wore. (milton)

2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution. Mighty hearts are held in slender chains. (pope) They have inferred much from slender premises. (J. H. Newman) The slender utterance of the consonants. (J. Byrne)

3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence. A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos. (Sir W. Scott)

4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance. Frequent begging makes slender alms. (Fuller)

5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet. The good Ostorius often deigned To grace my slender table with his presence. (philips)

6. Uttered with a thin tone; the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. Slenderly, Slenderness.

Origin: OE. Slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. Slinder thin, slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. Slinderen, slidderen, to creep; perh. Akin to E. Slide.

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Need help IDing a lizard

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by LittleBeaver
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:25 pm
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What is the most poisonous snake in da world?

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by artix 40
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Dinosaurs homeostasis

It's not just size, it's surface area, and the theropods were pretty slender. Also, ectotherms still generate internal heat from metabolic processes, moreso for large animals, there's just no homeostatic control. It's thought that sauropods, which were particularly ...

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by Darby
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:21 pm
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Topic: Dinosaurs homeostasis
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

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by Locus
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:31 pm
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Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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